Looper

Looper

Looper

Judged by the Flicks critics as the #1 film of 2012, this mind-bending sci-fi actioner follows a hitman (Joseph Gordon-Levitt), hired to assassinate victims sent back in time from the future - including an older version of himself (Bruce Willis). From Rian Johnson (director of Brick, The Brothers Bloom and TV's Breaking Bad). 

In the near future the world has been introduced to time-travel, but it's deemed illegal and forced to operate through the black market. Joe (Gordon-Levitt) is a 'looper', a gun-for-hire whose targets are sent to him from the future. However, his lucrative career choice is put under question when he recognises a new hit as his future self, 30 years from now.

2012Rating: R16, contains violence & offensive language118 minsUSA
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Variety

Variety

In a genre infamous for loose ends, this thinking man's thriller marshals action, romance and a dose of very dark comedy toward a stunning payoff.

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Total Film

Total Film

The best sci-fi movie since "Moon." The best time-travel yarn since "12 Monkeys." And one of the best films of 2012. You'll immediately want to see it again.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

Once you commit to the lexicon – to the blunderbusses, the silver, the loops that close and the loops let run – you're in for a breathless ride. It's been a patchy summer for sci-fi, absent of anything that really sticks in the mind. Johnson's deep, distinctive film plays on repeat.

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Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

Weaves between past and present in a way that gives Johnson and his actors opportunities to create a surprisingly involving narrative.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

Their physical disparity notwithstanding, Gordon-Levitt and Willis both come across strongly, while Blunt effectively reveals Sara's tough and vulnerable sides.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

Intelligent science-fiction sometimes seems an endangered species - too much physics and there's a risk of creating something cold and remote, too many explosions and get lost in the multiplex. 'Looper' isn't perfect, but it pulls off the full 'Wizard Of Oz': it has a brain, courage and a heart.

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